Re: No luck with all gps software I've tried!
Don't give up just yet. It took a bit of doing to get everything working on my AAO ZG5 which originally came with Linpus Linux and did not have the capability to recognize the PL-2303 through the USB port.
I remembered something last night that I had forgotten since I had completed my installation so long ago. On the tangoGPS website, located at this link
The instructions also advise installing packages curl and sqlite3. Have you installed those packages yet?
Another note on virtual machines: you are right about needing a WinXP disk if you want to use that as a guest OS.
Desktop: Debian, Ubuntu, eeePC
Install the .deb package with:
dpkg -i tangogps-XXX.deb (XXX being the version number)
Additionally you need: gpsd, curl and sqlite3
In case you get an error message "libcurl.so.3 not found" install the curl package and if it still fails then do as root "ln -s /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4 /usr/lib/libcurl.so.3".
I think I figured how to attach some screenshots.
Software expands to consume available system resources.
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